Air Commandos participate in joint force exercise

An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft descends for a landing during Total Force Exercise 17-3 at Himsel Army Airfield, Ind., July 9, 2017. The Osprey is a versatile, self-deployable aircraft that offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft descends for a landing during Total Force Exercise 17-3 at Himsel Army Airfield, Ind., July 9, 2017. The Osprey is a versatile, self-deployable aircraft that offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft receives fuel from a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II during a total force exercise night-time aerial refueling mission over Louisville, KY., July 9, 2017. Units from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft receives fuel from a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II during a total force exercise night-time aerial refueling mission over Louisville, KY., July 9, 2017. Units from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

A pilot with the 8th Special Operations Squadron maneuvers a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft toward a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II during a total force exercise 17-3 air-to-air refueling mission above Indiana, July 9, 2017. 1st Special Operations Wing units, such as the 8th SOS, conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A pilot with the 8th Special Operations Squadron maneuvers a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft toward a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II during a total force exercise 17-3 air-to-air refueling mission above Indiana, July 9, 2017. 1st Special Operations Wing units, such as the 8th SOS, conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft receives fuel from a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II during a total force exercise night-time aerial refueling mission over Louisville, KY., July 9, 2017. Units from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft receives fuel from a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II during a total force exercise night-time aerial refueling mission over Louisville, KY., July 9, 2017. Units from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

A special missions aviator with the 8th Special Operations Squadron scans for friendly forces during a total force exercise 17-3 infiltration and exfiltration mission at Camp Atterbury, Ind., July 9, 2017. During the exercise, aircrew with the 8th SOS conducted infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces and air-to-air refueling missions with a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A special missions aviator with the 8th Special Operations Squadron scans for friendly forces during a total force exercise 17-3 infiltration and exfiltration mission at Camp Atterbury, Ind., July 9, 2017. During the exercise, aircrew with the 8th SOS conducted infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces and air-to-air refueling missions with a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Tech. Sgt. James Kosnosky Jr., a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operation Squadron, counts deployed parachutes as he watches through the ramp door of an MC-130H Combat Talon II after a HALO jump while flying over Terra Haute, Ind., July 8, 2017 in preparation for Total Force Exercise 17-3. The exercise enhances 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos' interoperability with other units and services, which is paramount for the joint force mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

Tech. Sgt. James Kosnosky Jr., a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operation Squadron, counts deployed parachutes as he watches through the ramp door of an MC-130H Combat Talon II after a HALO jump while flying over Terra Haute, Ind., July 8, 2017 in preparation for Total Force Exercise 17-3. The exercise enhances 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos' interoperability with other units and services, which is paramount for the joint force mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

Special Tactics Airmen with the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Louisville, KY., execute a high altitude, low open jump out of a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II, during a total force exercise mission over Terra Haute, Ind., July 8, 2017.  Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct exercises with joint services to strengthen the development of joint leaders and teams to better understand the synergy of air, space, and cyber power, and how to synthesize the capabilities the air component brings with the other elements of joint and national power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

Special Tactics Airmen with the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Louisville, KY., execute a high altitude, low open jump out of a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II, during a total force exercise mission over Terra Haute, Ind., July 8, 2017. Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct exercises with joint services to strengthen the development of joint leaders and teams to better understand the synergy of air, space, and cyber power, and how to synthesize the capabilities the air component brings with the other elements of joint and national power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

An Air Commando with the 15th Special Operations Squadron secures night vision goggles to his helmet before a night-time aerial refueling mission during Total Force Exercise 17-3 at Sewart Army National Guard base, Smyrna, TN., July 9, 2017.  Units from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

An Air Commando with the 15th Special Operations Squadron secures night vision goggles to his helmet before a night-time aerial refueling mission during Total Force Exercise 17-3 at Sewart Army National Guard base, Smyrna, TN., July 9, 2017. Units from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II conducts an air-to-air refueling mission during Total Force Exercise 17-3 above Indiana, July 9, 2017. The Combat Talon II refueled three 8th SOS CV-22s during the mission, training on a vital capability to guarantee Air Force Special Operations Command's global reach capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II conducts an air-to-air refueling mission during Total Force Exercise 17-3 above Indiana, July 9, 2017. The Combat Talon II refueled three 8th SOS CV-22s during the mission, training on a vital capability to guarantee Air Force Special Operations Command's global reach capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, prepare to load onto an 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during Total Force Exercise 17-3 at Himsel Army Airfield, Ind., July 9, 2017. 1st Special Operations Wing units, such as the 8th SOS, conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
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Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, prepare to load onto an 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during Total Force Exercise 17-3 at Himsel Army Airfield, Ind., July 9, 2017. 1st Special Operations Wing units, such as the 8th SOS, conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron pilot a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during Total Force Exercise 17-3 above Indiana, July 9, 2017. During the exercise, aircrew with the 8th SOS conducted infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces and air-to-air refueling missions with a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
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Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron pilot a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during Total Force Exercise 17-3 above Indiana, July 9, 2017. During the exercise, aircrew with the 8th SOS conducted infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces and air-to-air refueling missions with a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft receives fuel from a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II during a total force exercise night-time aerial refueling mission over Louisville, KY., July 9, 2017. Units from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)
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An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft receives fuel from a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II during a total force exercise night-time aerial refueling mission over Louisville, KY., July 9, 2017. Units from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct quarterly exercises with other units and services to increase consistency in tactics and procedures, ensuring their global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

Special Tactics Airmen with the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Louisville, KY., execute a high altitude, low open jump out of a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II, during a total force exercise mission over Terra Haute, Ind., July 8, 2017. If we are taking out the second sentence, we need to add another one...maybe talk about the 123rd mission or the ST mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)
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Special Tactics Airmen with the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Louisville, KY., execute a high altitude, low open jump out of a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II, during a total force exercise mission over Terra Haute, Ind., July 8, 2017. Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing conducted exercises with joint services to strengthen the development of joint leaders and teams to better understand the synergy of air, space, and cyber power, and how to synthesize the capabilities the air component brings with the other elements of joint and national power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Wolski, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operation Squadron, looks out the paratroop door window of an MC-130H Combat Talon II while flying to Total Force Exercise 17-3, over Louisville, Ky., July 8, 2017. The Total Force Exercise enhances 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos' interoperability with other units and services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)
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Staff Sgt. Jeremy Wolski, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operation Squadron, looks out the paratroop door window of an MC-130H Combat Talon II while flying to Total Force Exercise 17-3, over Louisville, Ky., July 8, 2017. The Total Force Exercise enhances 1st Special Operations Wing Air Commandos' interoperability with other units and services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --

Air Commandos participated in Total Force Exercise 17-3 in south Indiana, July 7-9, 2017. Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct exercises with joint services to strengthen the development of joint leaders and teams to better understand the synergy of air, space, and cyber power, and how to synthesize the capabilities the air component brings with the other elements of joint and national power. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin and Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)